Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lotsa Love for Leftovers

Sunday night I didn't feel like cooking. Well let me correct that... I felt like cooking I just didn't feel like cleaning up pots and pans afterward and since every bottle I rub never produces an Aladdin Genie granting me wishes I could use for a magical fairy maid I cashed in one of the restaurant gift certificate I had floating around in my purse (birthday gift.)

I picked up curbside takeaway at Outback Steakhouse for my Mum and I. The original order was 2 Filet Mignon's with a Madeira wild mushroom sauce, I asked for mine with sauce on the side, that way I could add the amount I wanted. Mum's order was as it came with Garlic Mashed & Veggies on the side and mine was Double Veggies. Mum ate hers (non-op belly) and I, of course, had leftovers. I know my capacity pretty well now so I removed the items from my portion right away.

What became of my leftovers? They were repurposed...

The veggies became these super yummy Eggface Bites (crustless quiches) that will be breakfast or lunch for days.

Shelly's Veggie Leftover Bites

1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
1 cup (approximately) Cooked Veggies, minced
1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons Feta Cheese, crumbled
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground Marjoram (don't omit or sub trust me)
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Saute onions till golden. Set aside to cool. Whiz leftover veggies in a mini food processor till minced.

Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24.

and the steak...

became 2 Philly Cheesesteak Tortilla Pizzas our delicious dinner last night.

Shelly's Leftover Steak Philly Cheesesteak Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Provolone Cheese, leftover Steak, Roasted Peppers and Onions, a sprinkle of Colby-Jack Cheese and Italian Seasonings.

Here's how to make Tortilla Pizzas.

So next time you are at a restaurant ask for a box, bring home those leftovers and turn them into something yummy.

Other Eggface Eating Out Post Weight Loss Surgery Tips

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6 comments:

Heather said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Those look SO good!

(I'm on day 7 of pre-op diet..)

Hugs,
Heather

THE DASH! said...

You're very clever pulling that out of the hat with leftovers. Nicely done (and yum looking and tasting too no doubt, to boot!)

Sandi said...

curious,
do you ask for a take home box before you eat when you go out? Or do you divide stuff on your plate, and ask for a box at the end of your meal? Im still trying to figure the eating out thing....
Again, your stuff is so helpful, especially the photos, really helps with portion control
thank so much, sandi

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I ask for it in the beginning usually... it saves the "did you not like it?, was everything OK?" q's when I only eat 1/2 or less. I usually say... "I'd like a xyz menu item and can I have a box with it? I'm not too hungry I'm gonna take a bit home."

When appropriate of course... with family and pals versus the boss LOL ;)

battynurse said...

Ok so I'm sort of drooling over the steak part. I've been craving a good steak lately. Or at least a few bites of one.
I haven't done a lot of eating out since surgery but have been fairly thankful in most cases to order off the kids menu. Granted the choices there aren't always the best but the few times I've went out it's worked.

Corbie said...

Well personally I have no problem telling wait staff or the restaurant manager that I had bariatric surgery and that I can't eat as much...they are more than compliant...even let me eat off the kiddie menu sometimes! But yes I do like the idea of asking for a box when I'm ordering...makes tons of sense....